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Kerry has come along for the ride (Why Lance may be the winner but he's still a loser!)
Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/23/05 | ANDREW HOOD

Posted on 07/24/2005 8:33:57 AM PDT by harpu

Senator says it is his turn 'to collect' on an election-night promise

SAINT-ETIENNE, France – Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) watched Lance Armstrong win Saturday's 20th stage and says he's at the Tour to collect on a promise of a ride with the six-time winner.

Kerry said the promise was made election night, when Armstrong and girlfriend Sheryl Crow were in Boston to support the Democratic presidential candidate.

"I'm going to collect on my ride with Lance," Kerry joked. "Lance came to Boston on the night of my election. Lance and I promised each other a ride during the campaign, and I'm here to collect."

Kerry, 61, is an avid cyclist who said he rides three times a week and got the cycling bug during his childhood when his father worked at the U.S. embassy in France.

Kerry flew to France on Friday evening and will return to Washington on Monday. He said it was the first time he's traveled without bodyguards since before his presidential campaign two years ago.

"I think it's phenomenal," Kerry said of Armstrong's Tour dominance. "It's a huge sporting accomplishment. When you look at his personal story, to the quality of races, one of the great sport accomplishments of all time."

When asked if Armstrong has a future in politics, Kerry said yes, with a caveat: "It would be great, as long as he joins the right party."

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 3monthsandout; fauxman; fauxpurplehearts; gigolo; hanoijohnny; kerry; lancearmstrong; losers; tourdefrance; winners
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1 posted on 07/24/2005 8:33:58 AM PDT by harpu
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To: harpu
When asked if Armstrong has a future in politics, Kerry said yes, with a caveat: "It would be great, as long as he joins the right party."

In other words, Kerry considers party affiliation to be the one and only measure of a politician's worth.

2 posted on 07/24/2005 8:37:37 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: harpu
What a sniveling leech!

I hope Armstrong brushes him off like a bug.

3 posted on 07/24/2005 8:37:56 AM PDT by johnny7 (Racially-profiling since 1963)
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To: harpu
One more frog in Lance's dust.

Take that concept into politics with you, Lance --- you'll get nowhere on the wrong team.

4 posted on 07/24/2005 8:38:08 AM PDT by ZOOKER (proudly killing threads since 1998)
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To: harpu; Tijeras_Slim

* guffaw *

peep the training wheels

5 posted on 07/24/2005 8:38:10 AM PDT by martin_fierro (ˇMÁS TIMBALES!)
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To: harpu

"Lance came to Boston on the night of my election."

Earth to Kerry: YOU WERE NOT ELECTED.


6 posted on 07/24/2005 8:39:30 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (From the rainbow center of the bluest part of a good Red State)
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To: johnny7
Did you miss this part of the article...

"Kerry said the promise was made election night, when Armstrong and girlfriend Sheryl Crow were in Boston to support the Democratic presidential candidate." ?

7 posted on 07/24/2005 8:39:35 AM PDT by harpu
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To: martin_fierro

My eyes! My eyes!!!!


8 posted on 07/24/2005 8:40:49 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (From the rainbow center of the bluest part of a good Red State)
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To: harpu

If we are lucky, maybe a fan can knock Kerry off his bike.


9 posted on 07/24/2005 8:41:00 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: harpu

I read over on DU yesterday that Kerry was interviewed on a French news channel in French but answered in English, lol.

Just like everything else about Kerry, him saying he is fluent in French is probably another lie and/or exaggeration.

You know it's bad when even the DUmmies were mocking him for this!


10 posted on 07/24/2005 8:41:29 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: harpu
He said it was the first time he's traveled without bodyguards since before his presidential campaign two years ago.

That means he'll have no one to blame when he takes a spill ;-)

11 posted on 07/24/2005 8:41:33 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: harpu
John Kerry if you lurk here please stay in France where you belong.

After all John they are just like you, doing everything they can to prevent themselves from working over 30hrs a week.
12 posted on 07/24/2005 8:42:17 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: harpu

I'm reading between the lines: does Kerry have a girlish crush on Lance?


13 posted on 07/24/2005 8:43:20 AM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: harpu

Yes.


14 posted on 07/24/2005 8:43:22 AM PDT by johnny7 (Racially-profiling since 1963)
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To: harpu

Kerry's gone home to the only people who love him.--The French.

Armstrong should tell him he gets his ride after the Form 180 is signed and the contents released to the public as promised.


15 posted on 07/24/2005 8:44:23 AM PDT by rod1
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To: harpu

How do you say "hate" in French?


16 posted on 07/24/2005 8:45:44 AM PDT by maggief (No 'luffs')
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To: martin_fierro
I had seen that pic dozens of times during the election cycle, and I never once noticed those training wheels. I guess I need to be more observant.



lol.
17 posted on 07/24/2005 8:46:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: harpu

John F'n Kerry toured America in flip-flops. He was good at shifting though.


18 posted on 07/24/2005 8:55:35 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: rod1
This is Les Essarts (rear), Kerry's mansion in Franch which is situated for partying at the end of bike races.

Poor boy needs a job.


19 posted on 07/24/2005 8:58:27 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Loyalty)
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To: harpu
Lance and I promised each other a ride during the campaign, and I'm here to collect

Do you not get that he offered it because he THOUGHT you were going to be elected?  I'm guessing that since you failed to detroy America he might not be in such a hurry to go "riding" with you.  He is a winner, why would he associate with a loser like you?

20 posted on 07/24/2005 8:58:50 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: harpu

Kerry should immediately apologize to the Europeans. "I apologize on behalf of Lance Armstrong". We need to be more "multilateralist” and let others have their shake at the title as well.

Red6


21 posted on 07/24/2005 9:00:13 AM PDT by Red6
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To: maggief
How do you say "hate" in French?

Je deteste le sacrement de salaud Monsieur Kerry.

(My husband is French Canadian). ;)

22 posted on 07/24/2005 9:01:15 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: TomGuy

That's funny. I didn't even notice them today until you pointed them out. I was more interested in the fact that a supposedly avid cyclist who rides at least three times a week has legs skinner than my six year old daughters.


23 posted on 07/24/2005 9:01:58 AM PDT by Rokke
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To: harpu

"Kerry said the promise was made election night, when Armstrong and girlfriend Sheryl Crow were in Boston to support the Democratic presidential candidate." ?


Lance was married and a Bush supporter before he met the toxic liberal Crowe.
Lance, Crowe and Kerry deserve one another.


24 posted on 07/24/2005 9:02:15 AM PDT by citizencon
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To: harpu
Poor Lance! I mean, isn't the cancer, having to compete in France and dating Sheryl Crowe bad enough? Give the man a break. The last thing he needs is a big nerdy stalker.
25 posted on 07/24/2005 9:03:12 AM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: harpu


Kerry, or any memeber of the "Dumbcratic" party, trying to hijack the victory of someone else...who'd a thunk it?

>extreme sarcasm.


26 posted on 07/24/2005 9:07:42 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: pollyannaish
...and dating Sheryl Crowe bad enough?

Speaking as a heterosexual male, I fail to equate dating Sheryl Crow as a bad thing. Demonstrating the lack of intellect may be bad .... but credit where it is due.


27 posted on 07/24/2005 9:10:16 AM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: harpu

It is a real CONTRAST to see such a winner associating with such a LOSER.


28 posted on 07/24/2005 9:13:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA (S)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Kerry, or any memeber of the "Dumbcratic" party, trying to hijack the victory of someone else...who'd a thunk it?
-----
Exactly -- the moron left (ala Kerry) thinks that being seen with winners can change him into a winner. The total stupidity of it all.


29 posted on 07/24/2005 9:15:02 AM PDT by EagleUSA (S)
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To: Hodar

That's fine. Now imagine the constant yammering and I STILL fail to see the attraction. But hey, I'm a girl, so whatever.


30 posted on 07/24/2005 9:16:18 AM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: To Hell With Poverty
 

 

 
<<"Lance came to Boston on the night of my election."

Earth to Kerry: YOU WERE NOT ELECTED.>>

Good catch, I missed it.

 

31 posted on 07/24/2005 9:16:41 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is the definition of insanity.)
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To: Rokke
That's funny. I didn't even notice them today until you pointed them out. I was more interested in the fact that a supposedly avid cyclist who rides at least three times a week has legs skinner than my six year old daughters.

LOL! Ditto! I saw that picture and thought, "Man, for a guy whose supposed to be into cycling his legs are even skinner than my husband's!"

32 posted on 07/24/2005 9:17:54 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Lady Jag

Looks like the Un-elected could use a gardener.


33 posted on 07/24/2005 9:20:23 AM PDT by sissyjane
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To: pollyannaish

Sheryl has been ridden more than Lance's bike.


34 posted on 07/24/2005 9:20:49 AM PDT by rintense
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To: johnny7
Let's see...part-time cyclist, part-time soldier, part-time college-student, part-time Senator.

'Scuse me, "F", but given your track record, you don't even deserve the privilege of uttering Lance's name. Just because Sheryl Crow hates Bush doesn't mean she likes you.

p.s. Uhhh, "F"? I'm still waiting for you to bring the Downing Street memo issue before Congress like you promised overseas. Oh, and the Form 180 item, too. You loser...

35 posted on 07/24/2005 9:21:13 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Brilliant

Kerry cares more about himself and his "party" than he does for his country, and it has ALWAYS been that way.


36 posted on 07/24/2005 9:25:47 AM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: KJC1
"You know it's bad when even the DUmmies were mocking him for this!"---Yup, that's really bad. And they probably come over here and see us badmouthing each other and mocking pretty much everybody on the Right side of things and laugh at us, too. The truth is, when it comes to that, we're no different from them and we should be. Others have suggested that we should knock it off but eventually, we all have to get in shots at our allies, don't we? We are cannibals, just like they are. We should get over it, because the people we need to convince to join us: the reasonable ones who haven't quite made up their minds yet but are the ones that make the difference in many elections, see this kind of BS on both sides, figure there's no difference between us, and tune us both out. Tell me I'm not speaking the truth.
37 posted on 07/24/2005 9:26:01 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I don't care if it rains or freezes)
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To: harpu
Image hosted by Photobucket.com supreme irony, jon phouqin keri falls, knocks lance over, and they both break their legs...
38 posted on 07/24/2005 9:26:06 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: sissyjane
Looks like the Un-elected could use a gardener.

Knowing Kerrier the way we know Kerrier, he most likely pays a gardener handsomely and gets nothing in return, because the gardener knows him like we know him.

39 posted on 07/24/2005 9:26:56 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Honor - Dignity - Courage - Loyalty)
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To: timydnuc

Every time I think of Kerry, or any other RAT, I think of a 55 gallon douche bag. I can't help it!


40 posted on 07/24/2005 9:27:18 AM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: harpu

Maybe John F'in Kerry can take a quick hop across the chunnel to London, and show how agile he is jumping turnstiles in their underground subway system.

Hey Senator? Carry my backpack for me?

Heh.


41 posted on 07/24/2005 9:31:36 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth (Some folks just need killin' = Clint Eastwood as 'The Outlaw Josey Wales'...)
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To: harpu

Fun watching Kerry, Schumer and Clinton racing to be the first in front of (not issues) cameras but I kinda miss the old face time hog....Jesse Jackson!


42 posted on 07/24/2005 9:41:17 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: EagleUSA

The desperation of the democratic party never fails to entertain, and one can never expect much from the "public opinion" party.

Democrats= "Where facts don't matter and whatever is cool to say or think, or associate with, must be true and right!"


43 posted on 07/24/2005 9:41:47 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: harpu

Let me get this down...'Kerry's an avid cyclist'. I bet we'll find that he won the Tour de France back in the seventies just before he became a big war hero.


44 posted on 07/24/2005 9:43:58 AM PDT by hershey
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To: harpu

If Kerry had any character, which we know he doesn't, he'd have said Armstrong would be a credit to any party and that the country would benefit no matter what. But no, it's all about Kerry all the time.


45 posted on 07/24/2005 9:45:56 AM PDT by hershey
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To: timydnuc


Exactomundo...Kerry does things for the greater good of "John Kerry"...same with the Hildabeast...Hillary McClintoon...does what's in the greater interest of herself and all that is "evil" in the world.


46 posted on 07/24/2005 9:52:03 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Soylent Green is People!")
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To: in hoc signo vinces

I'm with you Bro!


47 posted on 07/24/2005 9:53:28 AM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: harpu

john john kerry.


48 posted on 07/24/2005 9:54:52 AM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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To: Lady Jag
This is Les Essarts (rear), Kerry's mansion in Franch which is situated for partying at the end of bike races.

With a mansion in Franch, his clothing outfits could be referred to as Franch Dressing.

;-)

49 posted on 07/24/2005 9:59:01 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: harpu

John who?


50 posted on 07/24/2005 9:59:32 AM PDT by mhx
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